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Recrafting Art in EHS

Scroll below to see famous art pieces in history be recreated to fit the setting of EHS.

03/2019: The Great Wave by Hayoung Lee

The Great Wave by Hayoung Lee

The Great Wave by Hokusai

Written By Hayoung Lee

04/30/19

The Great Wave is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was published sometime between 1829 and 1833 in the late Edo period. It is the first print in Hokusai's series "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji". It is Hokusai's most famous work, and one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world. The image depicts an enormous wave threatening three boats off the coast of the town of Kanagawa (the present-day city of YokohamaKanagawa Prefecture) while Mount Fuji rises in the background. While sometimes assumed to be a tsunami, the wave is more likely to be a large rogue wave.

 

Hayoung Lee, a junior at Episcopal High School, re-crafted the piece to express the symbolic wave present in the rigorous academic setting of a boarding school. In her re-creation, she draws the waves to have as much energy and power as the original piece to portray the sense of threat the waves of academic burden brings. Mount Fuji of the original piece has been replaced by a pencil-shaped volcano in her piece, to symbolize the act of striving for academic achievement. Similarly, the students rowing with pencils also describe the act of viciously achieving academic accomplishment.

01/2019: Phone Call with Parents by Hayoung Lee

Phone Call with Parents by Hayoung Lee

Ohh...Alright... by Roy Lichtenstein

Written By Hayoung Lee

02/12/19

Ohh...Alright... is a piece made by artist Roy Lichtenstein.  The canvases of painter Roy Lichtenstein look as if they're lifted from the pages of comic books. Comics were a big inspiration for this pop artist. Yet by using such a cold and mechanical technique, Lichtenstein was still able to deliever a clear message, evoking emotions. In the piece Ohh...Alright... the woman caresses a phone and has a rather sad and concerned expression on her face. It implies that she is conversing to her significant other, where the situation at hand is not the happiest.

 

Hayoung Lee, a junior at Episcopal High School, re-crafted the piece to express a different unpleasant feeling she finds common at the school. In her re-creation, she draws a woman to hold a phone, seemingly aggravated by the phone call with her parents. dots have also been used to color the woman's skin like Lichtenstein's original piece. Features such as the mark of anger on the woman's forehead, the exclamation and question mark that follows after the woman's speech "Ohh..Alright..." imply the woman to be frustrated than saddened.

11/2018: Buffet Lunch by Sylvia Yang

 Buffet Lunch by Sylvia Yang

The Scream by Edvard Munch

Written By Hayoung Lee

11/24/18

The Scream is the name given to multiple versions of a composition by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. The German title of the pieces, Der Schrei der Natur translates to 'The Scream of Nature.' The pieces show a figure, appearing horrified and agonized in front of a landscape of a tumultuous orange sky.

 

Sylvia Yang, a junior at Episcopal High School, re-crafted the famous Scream to express the feelings of agony she feels at the school. In her re-creation, she draws herself to be the agonized figure, signified by the hair drawn on the figure. The setting of the orange sky that gives the feeling of horror has been replaced by the dining hall at school, with the line of Buffet Lunch extending greatly.  By placing the scene of a simple dining hall to be the source of terror, it exaggerates the concept of waiting in line during lunch, making the piece more comical than agonizing.